Lord Thomas of Gresford

Liberal Democrat Shadow Attorney General

Liberal Democrat Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I have considerable experience of jury trials, and of non-jury trials in other jurisdictions, and I know which I prefer. The jury trial is superior in efficiency and fairness, and, in particular, in maintaining public confidence in the system; but it is with a heavy heart that we accept the need for these provisions and we will not object to the order that is sought. There is still...
  • Parliament: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of Law - Motion to Take Note 23 May 2019

    My Lords, naturally the disclosure of material contrary to a court order offends against the training of all lawyers. We are brought up to respect the rule of law, to keep our mouths shut when it is appropriate, to respect the courts and their judgments and not to criticise them. I am wary that this approach may not have the same cataclysmic effect upon those who are not lawyers. This issue...
  • Devolved Administrations: 20th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note 22 May 2019

    My Lords, I remember very well 18 September 1997, when the referendum result was announced. The cracach were at the count in the College of Music and Drama. The rest of us—the workers—were at the Park Hotel. Tension mounted, because the yes vote was falling behind. Then the very last result was that Carmarthenshire had voted by 65.5% in favour of an assembly. That was 6,721 votes out of...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1996

Currently held offices

  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)
  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Attorney General (since 1 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales) (7 Sep 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Attorney General (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Lord Chancellor), Ministry of Justice (17 May 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Lord Chancellor), Constitutional Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 17 May 2007)
  • Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Attorney General), Home Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Attorney General, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (22 Feb 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Welsh Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (26 Jun 2001 to 8 Dec 2003)


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